Q: Why should I do Lex instead of a paid internship?
A: Often, traditional internships, although paid, consist of lower-level administrative work that does not give you a clear understanding of the law and the different practice fields that exist for a lawyer. Understanding the legal world becomes increasingly important when you are determining whether to make an investment in law school. We have intentionally designed this Fellowship to benefit students that struggle with these questions by giving them direct experience with 15+ different firms in either Europe or DC, under the guidance of a Legal Advisor from a top-tier law school. Please click here to see what this could look like on your resume.
Q: Do I need to speak the language?
A: No. The professionals with whom we interact are conversational, if not fluent, in English.
Q: What is housing like?
Although housing varies by location and session, and could be a university dorm, an apartment, or international student housing. It could also be in the center of the city or on the outskirts. Fellows can expect to have one or two roommates.
Q: Why would I go abroad when I plan on studying in the U.S.?
A: The structure and exercise of the legal profession follows similar patterns world-wide. While legal systems vary from Common Law to Civil Law, our Fellows are still able to delve deep into the study of the legislative applicability, legal analysis, and understand the skills needed to work within a legal-mindset, all from a local and comparative perspective with the American legal system.
Q: By when do I have to apply?
A: That depends on which Fellowship you go on and when you have requested the application due to our rolling admissions process. Click below to find out more about our program dates:
Q: Finances are tight. How can I afford the program?
A: Finances are a reality with which we all grapple. We understand that, and have therefore developed an expertise in aiding students to meet the fees. Accepted candidates receive personalized help from their admissions coordinator to come up with ways to fund this opportunity.
Q: How competitive is the application process?
A: There is no finite number of students we accept. As an educational institution, we hope to include as many students as possible. Therefore, we accept all qualified persons, meaning that you compete only against yourself. So long as an applicant is professional, serious about the law, and rightly motivated to participate in the Fellowship, he/she has a strong likelihood of being accepted.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Begin the application process by visiting our Apply page (also found in the top-right of this site), and completing the Application Request form.
Q: What Visa will I need?
A: U.S. citizens enjoy a 90-Day travel privilege within the EU.
Therefore, no Visa is required. For non-U.S. citizens, Visas may be required.
Q: What if I have conflicts with the dates?
A: Our team works with Fellows to work around schedules, and, if need be, Fellows may defer to later dates. Please contact our team to assess your situation.
Q: How will we all stay in touch?
A: Each Fellow is provided a basic emergency phone that will have the Site Manager's number programmed in. Additionally, it may be used to call the other Fellows and parents back home.
Q: How does the networking work?
A: Lex Fellows have the opportunity to meet with lawyers throughout the entire Fellowship at firm visits, networking lunches, and elsewhere. Fellows are encouraged to get business cards and follow up.